The Crayon Box That Talked

The Crayon Box That Talked


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Yellow hates Red, so does Green, and no one likes Orange! Can these crayons quit arguing and learn to cooperate? Shane DeRolf's deceptively simple poem celebrates the creation of harmony through diversity. In combination with Michael Letzig's vibrant illustrations, young readers will understand that when we all work together, the results are much more colorful and interesting.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679886112
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 10/28/1997
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 34,650
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Shane DeRolf is an award-winning writer and CEO of Big Word Club, a vocabulary-teaching tool.

Michael Letzig is an author and illustrator best known for The Crayon Box that Talked.

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The Crayon Box That Talked 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I used this book in the classroom to work on colors. We used a box of crayons, and had the students hold up the crayons as they were mentioned in the book. The students loved it. I loved it. The students were so engaged
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a cute book but so not worth the money! $9.99 for 8 pages, what a rip off. B&N should be ashamed of gouging customers like this.
RebeccaStevens on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a cute story about crayons arguing over which was the best color in the box. A girl buys the box and takes it home. She uses the crayons all together to make a beautiful picture, and they all realize that when they are together, they are so much better than when they are alone.I read this book to a group of preschoolers, and it was fun to watch their faces light up when I turned the page. I especially like how the crayons would color over each other on purpose to make new colors together.This is a good book to use with a theme about manners or cooperation. It also could be used in an art theme to introduce color mixing. The bright colors and rhyming text appeal to Pre-k to second grade.
lecowan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This multicultural book is about a box of crayons that do not get along. One day a girl is in the store where this particular box of crayons is for sale and she hears the crayons arguing. She then decides to buy them and take them home. Once home she begins coloring a picture using each color for different parts in the picture. At the end, the crayons discover that they all are unique, but when they work together they create something wonderful.My kids really enjoy having this book read to them and I enjoy reading it. The illustrations are great and the message is one of acceptance. I particularly enjoy the way the author chooses to have the crayons argue with each other and then at the end how each of those crayons amend their previous decisions about the other crayons.This book would be a good way to teach students on how to be accepting of others that may be different from them. It would also explain to students that by working together, they can accomplish more things and create a better environment to grow and learn in. An activity to use with this book for younger students would be to create a word wall with the color names and pictures on them. Another activity would be to have the students each have a box of eight count crayons and have them create a picture using all eight of those colors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another one of my favorite kid's books. This can be used in so many ways in the classroom and I love the simple but powerful message it gives, that when we all work together, we can make something great. Could be used in a classroom where not everyone gets along to show the power of kindness and its importance. 5 stars. So cute!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is colorful if you dont have a nook and it is such a good book for kids to learn their colors and has good humor for the younger i just absolutly lov this book five stars
hkmd7 More than 1 year ago
Awesome message in this book. I absolutely love this book and the message behind it. I read this to my daughter when she was younger and as a Read Aloud Volunteer have read and shared this message with many children. I would recommend it to any family/teacher/volunteer wanting to teach children about diversity and how special it is to accept the differences in people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great lesson on diversity for younger children.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Well in Shane DeRoff's book the Crayon Box that talked, all the crayons actully talked to each other. This fictional book is one of my favorites. The Crayon Box that talked is about some crayons that live together and don't get along. Then a child bought the crayons and colored a picture with them. Then they realized how beautiful together they are. To see what happens after that you have to read the rest!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this poem to my students for Martin Luther King comprehension. Then I had the students color crayons for our crayon box bulletin board. My students understood the concept and the crayon box is a great addition to our classroom
Guest More than 1 year ago
Our school participates in a 'Book of the Month Club.' It is a standard we must meet as an America's Choice School. This will be a good way to open the 2003-2004 school year. It relates to all ages and incorporates Character Education. There are many related curriculum avenues the entire school will be able to follow. A committee voted on this book to open our school year.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I work in a retail setting with groups of adults and read this book to them. The hidden message speaks loud and clear to adults. One person cannot get it done alone, but all of us play a part in the successes when we work together.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book to my daugher. It is full of bright, vivid pictures and the hidden message is a great lesson learned. A must buy!